To sum it up, the book is filled with warm fluffies. Definitely a chick-book! The book was lighthearted and fun. Discovering that you are a witch really messes with your brain. But again, I loved the book because of the love between the families, especially between parents and their children. I will definitely listen to the second book.
My husband was a shop teacher for 32 years. Many of those years were in an area of underprivileged kids with a pathetic home life. The shop teacher is often one of the most loved teachers in the school. He, like Mr. Danza, was faced with the especially troubled students in the school. Unfortunately, my husband is not willing to listen to this book, he experienced too many heartbreaking situations and is not interesting in being reminded of those students with troubled lives. I was hooked by this book within the first few minutes and was sad when it ended. I ache for kids who do not have a loving home life. The school was lucky to have Mr. Danza for a year and it was too bad that he was not able to stay longer. I am so glad that he shared his raw experiences in this book.
This is a young adult series. I love all of the great people who are great characters who are funny and quirky.
My scoring system: 3 stars equals an ok story but forgettable and will never relisten.
Very British humor. I read "On the Loose" first as someone else suggested. It helped to understand the story of "Mr. Fox" . I have mixed feelings on the narrator, he is rather monotone however, it matches Bryant and May well. I did laugh at the run down headquarters in both books.
I have a brain disease also so I was drawn in immediately. I completely understand how frustrating it is to know that what you are seeing is not correct. I wanted to listen to it in one sitting and I was able to get a lot of house cleaning accomplished and the time flew by. I also enjoyed the fact that this is a family of love. The kids were high priority and the husband stuck with her.
This is a fascinating book, entirely different than I expected. It is similar to "The Truman Show" in the way that the entire world is involved in his thoughts and he is unaware. His honesty and raw feelings change lives. This is very thought provoking.
I am so happy to find this series! Virgin sacrifice, dragons, I really did not see the twists coming. Just a cute story. I was happy that this book did not have the detailed romantic encounters of the first book.
I have listened to the series a few times and this book is the one that really stands out and stays in my heart. Laughing 1 minute and sobbing the next. So many lives are changed.
Lace and Poo Ball, Aunt Sadie, Dooley and Poo Ball's mother, Sissy and Sassy. Great people, a few who are from a living condition that is abhorrent and unimaginable. I "love" the love between the Father and Cynthia, so sweet. I also love that this series is Christian and has powerful morals.
This was better than I expected! I have found a new series to listen to. My one complaint is the unnecessary, explicit romantic moments. This would be a cute story for the YA readers if only it didn't have the "R" rating. The story however was light, fun, and creative. "Cinder" is a cute, clean book with the Cinderella style.
The test of the 3 brothers and the outcome of each.
The very last chapter with the accountability of the "evil step-mother and sisters."
The unique twist telling the role of a Fairy Godmother.
The Unicorns, Brownies, and other Fae creatures.
I liked the narrator.
I am anxious to immediately start reading the next book.
I am starting to listen to the series for the second time. The writer and narrator combo is perfection. I love each character! Each book includes giggles and tears. It has been probably 5 years since I first read the series. I enjoy listening for the second time, knowing each person already and I look forward to the stories that I will enjoy again.
I just finished listening to this book for the second time. I really enjoy WWII books and this one is is so touching. The point of view from "Death", the view from a young orphan girl, the vivid people from the town both rich and poor, the bombing raids, destitute people who are trapped with no hope of a better life, love, fear, anger, hiding a Jew in the basement, it is all included. Mr. Zusak is a wordsmith! His story telling just drew me in. Also Mr. Corduner is the perfect narrator.
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